Madrona Smoked Salt
The Pacific Madrona (Arbutus menziesii) is a beautiful and interesting native tree that grows on San Juan Island, where this salt is made. It grows on rocky slopes, in forest clearings and no two trees will have the same shape. The team at San Juan Island Sea Salt collect fallen branches of the tree on the island and use them to cold smoke their sea salt. This smoked salt has a hearty, smoked salmon like aroma, with a soft brown caramel color. A few great ways to use this salt are on a slice of a fresh garden tomato, on roasted root vegetables.
From May to September, Brady and his team gather seawater from the shores of San Juan Island in the Pacific Northwest. At their farm, this water is filtered and brought to their evaporation houses. Under the summer sun, the water evaporates and leaves behind their signature salt, into which the briny flavor of the sea is locked.
Ingredients: Madrona-smoked sea salt.